Bulletin, March 26, 2023

Bulletin, March 26, 2023

Sunday Worship

Prelude: I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)
Call to Worship
The Lord My God My Salvation
Welcome & Announcements
Bethany Family Prayer
The Love of God
All Sufficient Merit
O Lord My Rock And My Redeemer
The Wonderful Cross

Weekly Schedule

View our calendar HERE for the weekly schedule.
Good Friday & Easter Services
April 7, 6:30pm & April 9, 9:00am & 10:30am

Join us for a special event meant to help us reflect on the sacrificial death of our Savior Friday night. Then join us for Easter Sunday at Bethany for our 9am and 10:30am services.

There will be no ABC’s or Sunday School on Easter Sunday. Nursery will be provided for ages 2 and under for all services.

New Series Notebook
Today in the Foyer

As we continue our series on 2 Corinthians we’ve created a new notebook to conclude the series. Series Guide Book 2 covers the last 10 weeks of the series and includes sermon notes, a prayer journal, and sermon discussion questions. Grab one in the foyer this Sunday.

Budget Q&A Meeting
Sunday, April 02, 3:00 pm

The proposed 2023 budget is now posted on the wall in the office for you to review. Pastor Ritch will be sharing more details about the budget and the Vision Projects during the service. The Budget Q&A meeting is the key place to ask questions and get clarity as we look towards the vote at the upcoming annual meeting.


Bethany Family News

​Congratulations to Jake & Kenedi Hoerr on the birth of their daughter, Meriwhether Joy, on Thursday, March 16th.

Class on God-Honoring Stewardship
Sunday, April 16, 10:30 am

Located in Room 813. This one-time class on Stewardship will teach you ways of honoring God with your finances. You’ll learn about a theology of giving, charitable contribution deductions, how to give non-cash gifts, and charitable bequests.

Spring Car Care Day
Saturday, April 29

If you attend Bethany Baptist Church and are a senior saint, widow, single mother, or college student, our Car Care team wants to bless you by preparing your car for spring, free of charge. Services include oil & filter changes, brake & suspension inspection, tire inspection, fluid top-off, air filter changes, and wiper blade replacement.

Call or text Chaz Ruppman at (309) 696-2727 today to schedule your free appointment at his North Peoria-based shop. 1525 W Luthy Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

Spring 2023 Women's Ministry: The Table

Spring 2023 Table sign-ups are happening now! This is a one-time commitment with the purpose of meeting other ladies at Bethany. You can sign up at the table in the foyer or online at bethanycentral.org/thetable.

BEST Lunch & Learn
Monday, April 03, 11:00 am
The topic is The Aging Brain: Maintaining our memory as our years increase. David Priddy, Ph.D., a Bethany member, is our presenter. David worked for 30 years locally at IPMR and at Methodist Hospital specializing in geriatric brain health. All ages are welcome to attend.  RSVP at mybethany or call the church office.
Grace Baptist Church Holy Week
Wednesday, April 05, 6:30 pm

Pastor Ritch has been invited to be a guest speaker during Grace Baptist Church’s Holy Week Celebration. Everyone from Bethany is invited to join Grace Baptist and hear Pastor Ritch speak.

Discussion Questions

Icebreaker Question:
What’s one of your favorite gifts you’ve received?

Discussion Questions:
How does the gospel’s message of Christ’s generosity connect to our own acts of generosity?
What does Paul clarify about this call to generosity and why?
In what sense is participating in relief efforts a blessing to beg for?

Application Questions:
With what resources (time, talents, treasures) has God blessed you in order to be generous?
Whom might God be bringing to mind that you could generously bless?